The Battle of the Best Cross-Platform Instant Messengers
To be honest, I am not so fond with the idea of using a lot of instant messengers. I don’t see the reason why I should do so when I can simply use one that has all the features that I need to get in touch with my network. This is one of the reasons why I like using Google Hangouts because it’s everywhere. It’s integrated on Gmail. It’s also available on my smartphone and web browser. This is one of the advantages of having a cross-platform instant messenger.
It’s just that, nowadays, the market is already flooded with cross-platform instant messengers. There’s Line, Viberr, WhatsApp, ChatOn, WeChat, Skype and a whole lot more. Thus, you can’t help but feel tempted to try out the new ones.
The thing here is you end up confused. You’re now unsure if you should switch to Line because it has more cool stickers than Viberr but you also do not want to abandon your account on ChatOn. At the end of the day, you realize that you already have three or more messaging apps on your tablet or smartphone. Well, it’s not really a big deal especially if your device is blessed with a bountiful of RAM and storage space. Still, wouldn’t it be nice if you can just connect to all of your friends in just one instant messaging client? It’s way more convenient than having to jump from one application to another.
Of course, it is already expected that most people would pick the most popular one since it’s where the fun lies. You get to connect to more people; you get to expand your network. How about you? Do you actually agree to this notion? Would you feel more comfortable if you pick a less popular one?
When it comes to instant messaging, what type of app could qualify for the title of the best cross-platform instant messenger? Is it the app with the most number of users or the app with the best features and options for making free calls and sending text messages?
Feel free to share your thoughts below.